12 day Painting Courses
Price €1850 – ensuite private room,
Non-painting partner: €1110
19th – 31th August
We have found that often people want to stay longer than the traditional week, but appreciate a little break after about day 5. We have therefore designed these courses in two 5 day blocks with a day’s rest in between.
We are happy to adjust to the needs of individual artists. As a rough idea the following covers most topics
We do exercises during the morning to help artists cover the basics of painting and drawing, followed by an afternoon either of free painting or a trip. In the afternoon the tutor is available to help with the process of planning a picture from the beginning right through to the final touch. How to compose an interesting subject and capture a mood.
Day 1 – Form and line –
Day 2 – Perspective and measuring – In the afternoon we take you to the Ducal Palace in Camerino where the perspectives are so complex you can’t possibly rely on measuring alone – just to get you back into the creative zone.
Day 3 – Tone
Day 4 – Colour – mixing, harmonies, temperature, the special role of white and the power of the limited palatte
Day 5 – Composition and Abstraction – a fun day when artists can experiment with the fundamentals of composition and, should they wish, take the first steps towards abstraction – we look at mood and atmosphere.
This is a far less structured week, allowing artists to consolidate on lessons learnt in the previous week. Tuition is always available to encourage and demonstrate in a variety of media, helping artists to find their own particular style of visual expression.
As with the weekly courses we will be going on several excursions, – to Pioraco, Rocca d’Ajello, Lago di Fiastra, Tolentino
Here are some things to consider for your day off
we can arrange daily car hire for €30 euros.
Moira, Australia, 2016
Shirley UK 2016
Wish I had done this course before I did the others, I wouldn’t have needed to search further afield.
Karyn, Canada, 2013
Rob, UK 2016
Pete UK Sept 2016
my progress has been so much more than I had hoped for.
Anna, Australia 2015
Gera, Australia 2015
Alan , Scotland, 2016
Marianne & Bjorn, Norway, 2016
Rona, UK, 2015 Oct
Rosemary, UK, 2016
Carole & Steve, UK, 2016
Sandra, UK, 2016
Jan & Anthea, UK, 2016
John and Alison, Guernsey, 2014
Srinath & Vasanta, UK, 2016
Tricia,NY, USA 2016
Richard, UK, 2014
Jan, UK, 2014 and 2015
Sanni, Finland, 2015
Johan, Finland, 2015
(he said other things but I feel this should be immortalised!)
Val, UK, 2012
Wijitha, UK. 2015
Kirsty, UK, 2015
Pat, Canada, 2013
Mo, Australia, 2015
A photobook of one of our 12 day Painting Holidays